What we have in Mississippi this week is a failure to communicate.
A judge in Tupelo yesterday ordered Danny Lampley to jail for contempt of court. His crime? He wouldn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of a court session.
“I don’t have to say it because I’m an American,” the lawyer told NEMS360.com.
Normally, I don’t recommend people read the comments section of Web sites, but the ones here might be a good starting point for a discussion on whether the U.S. Constitution is properly taught in the nation’s schools
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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